BPIF Cartons, the trade association for the UK carton industry, has recently urged members of the carton-converting trade association to engage with local MPs and encourage them to become active supporters of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Packaging Manufacturing Industry.
“I am pleased to support Alexir, one of the most important businesses in Edenbridge,” said Tugendhat. “They provide good opportunity for employment and skills training locally. I look forward to supporting Alexir and the packaging industry in the future.”
Carton design and manufacturing firm Alexir’s Davison, who is also chairman of the BPIF Cartons, said: “We have been encouraging all of our members to engage with their local MPs in an effort to increase the number of active members of the APPG. We are delighted that Tom Tugendhat, amongst other things, has agreed to become one of these.”
The APPG meets to create a better understanding of the UK Packaging Industry and to address issues facing the industry from regulation and also to promote the UK as a centre of excellence for packaging manufacture.
Once an MP becomes an active member of the APPG the extra support helps the committee discuss various issues, recently the EU Circular Economy Package, EU Membership and energy policy.